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Tell the Ohio Legislature: Don’t Raise My Bill for Dirty Energy!

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The Ohio legislature continues to aggressively move forward with legislation that will gut our clean energy and efficiency standards.  Now comes breaking news that they want YOU to pay for their plan to kill the future.
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Save Ohio’s Butterflies!

Flower and ButterflyDo you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees through eating of leaves. Unfortunately, BtK doesn’t just kill the Gypsy Moth – it could wipe out every type of butterfly or moth it touches.  Read More

Years of Living Dangerously

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Years of Living Dangerously

New Showtime documentary showing the human impacts of climate change. Learn more and what you can do as an individual to #actonclimate

See the first episode here

 

 

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Clean Water

Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.

 

Clean Water - Latest News

U.S. EPA is releasing a first-of-its-kind water quality scorecard that will help communities in rural, suburban and urban settings incorporate green infrastructure practices to protect local water quality and improve both the built and natural environment.

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On Feb. 2 and 3, Ohio EPA will hold three public information sessions to assist those who wish to comment on the draft 2010 water quality report that depicts the status of Ohio’s waterways. One item we can take away from this process is that we don’t have updated monitoring information about several large rivers in Ohio, and that information is not reflected in the water quality report.  Read More

Let the U.S. EPA know that you support basic protection for the MICHINDOH aquifer, the primary source of drinking water for more than 385,000 people in parts of NW Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. The comment period has been extended to April 16.

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Salon Invests Deeply in Local Clean Water Projects
Aveda Institute Columbus Takes Environmental Ethics Beyond their Front Doors
COLUMBUS– Aveda Institute Columbus recently awarded $30,000 to the Ohio Sierra Club Clean Water Campaign, thanks to a variety of student fundraising activities during Earth Month 2009.  Since 1999, Aveda Earth Month activities across the country have raised more than $14.2 million for several environmental causes.
“Supporting local clean water projects and environmental stewardship is in line with our values,” said Israel Martin, Director of Education at Aveda Institute Columbus. “Among Aveda Earth Month participants across the country, the Aveda Institute Columbus is the top fundraiser and we are proud to support Sierra Club’s local Clean Water Campaign.”

Left to right: Rhonda Barnes-Kloth (Sierra Club Foundation), Patrick Thompson (President, Aveda Institute Columbus), Brandi Whetstone (Sierra Club Ohio Chapter), Israel Martin (Education Director, Aveda Institute Columbus)

Left to right: Rhonda Barnes-Kloth, Patrick Thompson, Brandi Whetstone, Israel Martin

Aveda Institute Columbus Takes Environmental Ethics Beyond Their Front Doors
COLUMBUS– Aveda Institute Columbus recently awarded nearly $30,000 to the Ohio Sierra Club Clean Water Campaign, thanks to a variety of student fundraising activities during Earth Month 2009.

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Water testing Olentangy River

Jeanette Mira learning about water testing from Tim Guilfoile.

On Saturday Oct. 17, more than 20 people participated in the central Ohio Water Monitoring Workshop: Working Together for a Cleaner River.  Participants learned about various efforts led by Sierra Club, OSU, FLOW and the City of Columbus to protect the Olentangy River and how they can get involved in river testing.

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